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Linking Directly to Electronic Resources

Articles and books from electronic databases can be used in Blackboard coursework, but due to license restrictions, access to electronic resources should only be provided through direct links to the material. Identifying and creating the persistent links can be a little complicated. URLs displayed in the address bar are not always stable. We provide a video tutorial and information below on creating the links and include specific directions on some of the more popular databases/publishers.

If you're unsure what links to provide or what additional data to add to the link, please contact us for assistance. We will be glad to help you. Just send an e-mail to eaid@ku.edu and library staff will be in touch.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

See below for text instructions on how to link.*

  1. Locate: Use the Find Article by Citation to locate the article you wish to link and the database in which it exists. Then use the database-specific instructions below to choose the respective database and identify the article's stable URL or DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
  2. Combine: Combine the KU proxy prefix with the stable URL.. The proxy prefix allows KU faculty, staff, and students to access licensed e-resources from off-campus (using their KU Online ID). Sometimes the proxy prefix will already appear in the URL. You don't need to add it again.

    Proxy prefix: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?URL=.

  3. Combine: If you only have a DOI instead of a text string, you also need to add http://dx.doi.org/.

    Example: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?URL=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physlietb.2003.10.071.

  4. Paste: Copy and paste the hybrid URL into your documents, e-mail, or course page. The final version will have two "http://"'s, as shown below:

    Example: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?URL=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true...

  5. Warning: If you paste URLs with the proxy prefix into documents, it is best not to save as a Microsoft Word document. Word distorts the code and the links won't work. If you have a Word document with links, please save as PDF or HTML before loading into Blackboard.

*Linking is permitted for all licensed content except for the Harvard Business Review. The publisher of the Harvard Business Review forbids linking to articles as well as placing copies of articles in Blackboard. Students must search for these articles on their own.

Database-specific Instructions

Adam Matthew
  1. Locate the content.
  2. Copy and paste the URL located in the address bar at the top of your browser window.
  3. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.aihc.amdigital.co.uk/Documents/Details/Ayer_MS_207

Alexander Street Press Databases
(Includes: American Civil War, Letters and Diaries; Black Thought and Culture; North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories...)
  1. Locate the content.
  2. Copy and paste the URL located in the address bar at the top of your browser window.
  3. If the URL is not stable, look for the small icon below the content labeled "Embed/Link" that leads to a permalink. Use this URL if necessary.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://solomon.bltc.alexanderstreet.com/cgi-bin/asp/philo//contextualize.pl?p.177.bltc.279

OR

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://solomon.tinyurl.alexanderstreet.com:2048/70635

American Chemical Society
(Includes ACS Publications)
  1. Locate the desired content.
  2. Copy and paste DOI URL below the title.
  3. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ar400162w

BioOne
  1. Locate article and click "PDF".
  2. Copy and paste the URL located on the first page of the PDF.
  3. Copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1603/0046-225X-33.4.1116

Cambridge University Press
(Includes Cambridge Companions to Music; Cambridge Histories Online)
  1. Locate the desired content.
  2. Copy and paste DOI URL below the title.
  3. If missing, copy and and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521301992.002

Chadwyck-Healey
(Includes: Early English Books Online (EBBO))
  1. Locate content.
  2. Scroll over icons on the left hand side of the page. Click on the "record" link.
  3. Click on "Durable Link" button at the top of the page and copy URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion-us&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:abell:R03654053:0

CQ Press
  1. Locate desired content.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the article to locate "Document URL".
  3. Copy and paste URL.
  4. If missing, copy and and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqr_ht_animal_rights_2013

Credo
  1. Locate the article or book by clicking on the title.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the document and locate a URL to the content.
  3. Copy and paste the URL.
  4. If missing, copy and and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/gmarchbuild/roman_baths/0

East View Databases
(Includes: CIS & Baltic Periodicals; Current Digest of the Russian Press; Russian National Bibliography; Ukrainian Publications...)
  1. Locate article and go to the full citation by clicking on the title.
  2. Copy and paste the URL by "permanent article address".
  3. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/doc/9994902

ebrary Academic Complete
  1. Locate book.
  2. Copy and paste the URL located in the address bar at the top of your browser window.
  3. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied link..

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/kansas/docDetail.action?docID=10367265

EBSCO Databases
(Includes: Academic Search Complete; Business Source Complete; Communication & Mass Media Complete; eBook Collection; Newspaper Source Plus; SPORTDiscus...)
  1. Locate article and go to the full citation by clicking on the title.
  2. On the right side of the window, click "Permalink".
  3. Copy and paste the URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34997991&site=ehost-live

Films Media Group
(Includes: Film on Demand)
  1. Locate content.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate "Title URL".
  3. Copy and paste the URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.
  5. EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?URL=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=9363&xtid=56351

Gale Databases
(Includes: Academic OneFile; Computer Database; Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile...)
  1. Locate article and go to the full citation by clicking on the title.
  2. Click "Bookmark this Document" or "Citation Tools" (usually to the right of the citation).
  3. Copy and paste the Bookmark URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA266422658&v=2.1&u=ksstate_ukans&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w

IEEE Xplore
  1. Locate article and go to full citation by clicking on article title.
  2. Copy and paste the persistent link at the bottom of the page.
  3. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DBTA.2009.11

JSTOR
  1. Locate article and click on title.
  2. Click on "View Citation" under "Tools" at the top of the page.
  3. Copy and paste "Article Stable URL".
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/3236223

KU ScholarWorks
  1. Locate item and go to the full citation by clicking on the title.
  2. Copy and paste the identifier at the top. You do not have to paste in the proxy prefix.

EXAMPLE: http://hdl.handle.net/1808/1028

LexisNexis Academic
  1. Locate article and go to the full document by clicking on the title.
  2. Click the "Copy Document Link" icon located in the top right corner of the document.
  3. Right-click the blue text that appears in the pop-up window and select either "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location".
  4. Paste the copied document link.
  5. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied document link.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=53NJ-BMG1-F0JP-W3CV&csi=244790&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true

Literature Online (LION)
  1. Locate desired content.
  2. At the top of the page click on "Link to this Page".
  3. Copy and paste durable URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:po:Z300231698:3

McGraw Hill
  1. Locate the article or book by clicking on the title.
  2. Click "Get Citation" located above the title.
  3. Copy and paste the URL from the end of the citation.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.accessscience.com//content/spitzer-space-telescope/802020

MLA International Bibliography
  1. Locate desired content.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the article to locate URL or DOI URL.
  3. Copy and paste URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jaf.0.0149

Naxos Music Library
(Includes: Naxos Music Library; Naxos Music Library Jazz)
  1. Locate work and go to the full citation by clicking on the title.
  2. To the left of the track details click "Show Static URL".
  3. Copy and paste the URL located below the track title.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://ku.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.asp?s=138845%2Fuknmlpd05%2F557862%5F01

Oxford University Press
  1. Locate content and click on title.
  2. Click on "Cite" located at both the top and bottom of the page.
  3. Copy the URL located in the citation.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/theme/101211, accessed 19 May 2014

Project Muse
  1. Locate article and scroll over title and right click on "Copy link address".
  2. Alternatively, you can click on title. At the bottom of the citation page copy URL link.
  3. Paste link or UR link.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_democracy/v021/21.3.kelley.html

ProQuest Databases
(Includes: ABI/INFORM, GenderWatch, ProQuest Newsstand, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, ProQuest Research Library...)
  1. Locate article and go to the full citation by clicking on the title.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the record.
  3. Locate "Document URL". Copy and paste the URL..
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/220462243?accountid=14556

Readex Databases
(Includes: African American newspapers, American State Papers, Early American Imprints...)
  1. Locate publication and click "View Article".
  2. At the top of the page locate and click on “Article Bookmark.”
  3. Copy and paste URL.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:EAIX&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=0F30161BA25FA308&svc_dat=Evans:eaidoc&req_dat=0F8479522BD09CA1

SAGE Journals Online
  1. Locate content and click on either the abstract or full-text.
  2. Copy and paste DOI located to the right of the content.
  3. If missing add DOI proxy: http://dx.doi.org/.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00953990022019344

ScienceDirect
  1. Locate content and click on title.
  2. Copy DOI from the bottom of the first page of the article.
  3. If missing, paste and add DOI proxy: http://dx.doi.org/.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1045-2354(03)00009-1

Taylor & Francis Online
  1. Locate article.
  2. Underneath title copy and paste DOI.
  3. If missing, paste and add DOI proxy: http://dx.doi.org/.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.578147

Wiley Online Library
  1. Locate content and click on title.
  2. Underneath title, copy and paste DOI.
  3. If missing, paste and add DOI proxy: http://dx.doi.org/.
  4. If missing, copy and paste the KU Proxy (http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=) to the front of the previously copied URL.

EXAMPLE: http://www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118515105.ch1


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